Valerie Bertinelli is showing viewers how easy it is to prepare modern versions of her family favorites. The Golden Globe winner, best-selling cookbook author and co-host of Kids Baking Championship invites her closest friends over for mouthwatering meals and, of course, lots of laughs on Valerie’s Home Cooking.
Valerie Bertinelli loves the ease of living and cooking in Southern California, and the Thanksgiving holiday is no exception. This year, she's treating her guests to a luscious, festive, Cali-style celebration with all the traditional flavors of turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing done with a SoCal twist.
In an effort to shake up traditional takes on fall foods, Valerie Bertinelli treats her guests, Chef Ludo Lefebvre, his wife, Krissy, and their 8-year-old twins, to a super special day-after brunch filled with seasonal treats for a long holiday weekend.
Valerie Bertinelli and her friend, Suzanne, have always shared the bond of being mothers of sons, but now they have an opportunity to join the mother-daughter club. Valerie prepares a meal for Suzanne and her daughter-in-law, Wolf's girlfriend and all their Fab Five friends and their daughters as they gather for an old-fashioned mother-daughter celebration.
Valerie Bertinelli is inspired to do some holiday entertaining, and to celebrate the completion of her backyard tiki bar, she's hosting a retro cocktail party complete with tiki torches, Polynesian-inspired bites and plenty of tinsel. She invites old pals from the Hot in Cleveland crew to join the party.
Valerie Bertinelli invites her pals Melissa Peterman and Nicole Sullivan over for a white elephant gift exchange because one person's disaster is another person's delight. Valerie's delicious treats make up for all the regrettable regifts, and there may even be a surprise appearance from a certain jolly gentleman.
Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, were married on New Year's Day, and this year they're celebrating their anniversary with a variety of lucky New Year's foods for an extra jolt of good luck for the coming year.
Valerie Bertinelli's friend, food blogger Jo Stougaard, needs help reworking some of her favorite weeknight dishes to fit her low-carb lifestyle. Valerie creates low-carb twists on familiar recipes for Jo to kick off the new year.
Valerie Bertinelli brings a taste of home to her friend, Minnesota native Melissa Peterman, tempting her with the best Midwest bounty.
On Sundays, Valerie Bertinelli loves to make a big pot of her Nonnie's favorite marinara sauce and repurpose it all week in modern interpretations of her Nonnie's most-memorable weeknight meals. She invites fellow Italian food lover and chef Antonia Lofaso to join her as she makes Lazy Lasagna, Spicy Penne a la Vodka, Eggs in Purgatory "Shakshuka-Style" and Meatball Sub Sandwiches.
Valerie Bertinelli has fond memories of learning how to cook from her beloved grandmother, Nonnie. She's celebrating that connection by preparing favorite dishes from childhood -- with a dash of her own personal style -- for her brother, David, and her nephew, Enzo. Valerie's menu includes Kale and Radicchio Salad, Mother's Lasagna and, for dessert, No-Churn Pistachio Gelato. She also makes a Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail for the grown-ups.
Valerie Bertinelli is celebrating spring's colorful bounty by creating a visual feast that delights the senses and her guest, The Kitchen's Katie Lee. The menu includes Golden Raspberry Goat Cheese Crostini, Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Purple and Green Kale Salad with Lemon Anchovy Vinaigrette and Purple Garlic Clove Chicken Thighs. Valerie and Katie sip Blood Orange Brown Derby cocktails and wrap up their meal with White Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Dried Cranberries.
Valerie Bertinelli is always looking for the latest and greatest ways to prepare and use grilled chicken. She's sharing her latest tricks for picture-perfect birds with recipes like Chicken Fried Rice, Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Arugula and Grilled Chicken Tamarind Soup. For dessert, she stays at the grill to make Grilled Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Grilled Berries.
Valerie Bertinelli's good friends and cutthroat card competitors, Kevin and Kristen, are visiting for a long weekend. In order to spend as much time with them as she can, Valerie is prepping all her comfort foods in advance. Her menu includes Make-Ahead Turkey and Swiss Sandwiches with Carrot Slaw, Layered Chopped Salad with Homemade Ranch, Barbecue Potato Chips and Make-Ahead Chicken Tetrazzini. The gang sips on Valerie's Sangria as they enjoy their time together.
Valerie Bertinelli's son, Wolf, is hitting the road to promote his first solo album, so she's celebrating him with friends, family and his favorite home-cooked meal. The menu includes Cedar Plank Salmon, Sauteed Spinach, Mini Crab Cake Appetizers and Horseradish Whipped Mashed Potatoes. For dessert, everyone enjoys slices of Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Buttercream.
Valerie Bertinelli is rewarding her hardworking crew for standing by as she and her guests have eaten their way through more than 500 dishes on Valerie's Home Cooking. As a thank you, she creates special treats just for them, starting with Marinated Lamb Chops and Zoodle Panzanella. She also makes Honey Rosemary Snack Mix and Chocolate Marble Love Cake to show some love to the new dads on the crew.
Inspired by a cooking class she took in Italy, Valerie Bertinelli invites her Italian hosts and friends over for a meal of Italian classics done her way. They sip Rummy Roman Holiday cocktails while enjoying Zucchini Rollatini and Homemade Pici Pasta with Carbonara Sauce. For dessert, Valerie dishes out a decadent Tiramisu.
Valerie Bertinelli has enjoyed many wonderful summer meals on the shores of the Pacific, and she's welcoming the warm weather with an Italian-style backyard beach party with her family. She makes Fried Clams with White and Red Sauces, Antipasto Pasta Salad and Mom's Sub Sandwiches. For dessert, she creates Frozen Firework Pops with Watermelon and Pineapple Stars and Stripes.
Valerie Bertinelli loves the idea of Taco Tuesday, with its easy prep and infinite combinations of tastes and textures. She's putting together her own taco-centric spread with plenty of toppings and side dishes for a fast and tasty weeknight meal special enough for her guests, comedian Anjelah Johnson and her husband, musician Manwell Reyes. Valerie's menu includes Chicken Tinga Tacos, Quick Cook Carnitas, Lime Cilantro Rice, Spicy Black Beans, Pickled Shallots and Red Onions. She continues the theme for dessert with Neapolitan Dessert Tacos.
Valerie Bertinelli's friend, actress Melissa Peterman, enlists Valerie's help in preparing a feast for her husband John's birthday. They make Sauteed Scallops in Compound Lemon Butter, Olive and Rosemary Focaccia and Misticanza Salad with homemade dressing, all served with Val's Classic Negroni cocktail. For dessert, there's a festive Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Box Cake.
Valerie Bertinelli loves a competitive game night at home, and this time she's going all out by matching her menu to the games for her husband, Tom, and their friends. On the sweet side, she makes Red and Black Checkerboard Cookies. Her savory snacks include Bacon and Artichoke Hearts Lavash Flatbread, “Bettor” Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette and Part-Cheesy Twists, and she makes a batch of Gin Rummy Cocktails to keep spirits high.
Valerie Bertinelli is making dinner for her friend, cookbook author David Venable, and she's pulling an array of ingredients out of her pantry for a flavorful meal that's sure to impress. She serves Espresso-Crusted Rib-Eye with Rissole Potatoes and Sauteed Asparagus on the side. For dessert, she makes a Classic Lemon Tart with a Coconut Almond Crust.
Valerie Bertinelli is developing recipes for every busy mom's repertoire, and she has invited her friend, Aurora, a mom of three young boys, to learn how easy it can be to get a delicious, appealing meal on the table -- even on weeknights. They make Sweet Orange Chicken Drumsticks, Buttery Bowties and Green Bean Fries. Fudgy Avocado Pops are a healthy dessert in disguise, and DIY Chocolate Dip with Marshmallows and Fruit is a surefire kid-pleaser.